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ORONO On Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., learn how to make your own affordable screen prints with instructor Annette S. Dodd. Dodd will introduce three methods for screen printing on both paper and cloth. Students will leave with several original works, and a firm understanding of the fundamentals of screen printing. Even better, participants will have a screen to take home to continue their practice.

In addition to co-owning The Rock & Art Shop and Sohns Gallery, Dodd has taught art in public school for nearly a decade. She has a strong background in graphic design and an extensive personal portfolio - her Greetings from Bangor, Maine mural is on permanent display downtown.

Monday, 21 September 2015 11:23

Fright at the Fort recruiting soggy volunteers

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PROSPECT - Fright at the Fort, is returning to Fort Knox, Prospect, for 2015 and is looking for a few soggy volunteers to help scare up some great fun. Why soggy volunteers? The theme of this year's Fright is Water Over the Dammed, which will pay homage to all creepy things associated with water (though volunteer chainsaw maniacs are still welcome).

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two nights, from 5 until 9 p.m. and must be at least aged 18, or accompanied by an adult. Volunteers who prefer to remain out of the terrifying fray may help out by serving as group tour guides or as security helpers. Fright is the largest single fundraiser for the Friends of Fort Knox whose mission is to preserve Fort Knox and enhance its cultural, educational and economic value for the people of Maine.

Monday, 21 September 2015 11:22

Author Arnold Sturtevant shares natural beauty of Weld

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Romancing Weld' illustrates little town's enchanting beauty through one family's experiences, scenic photos

WELD Author Arnold Sturtevant's Maine family has treasured a seven-generation love affair with scenic Weld. In conjunction with the little town's 2016 bicentennial-year celebration, Sturtevant tells his family's tale of being part of Weld's history for well over half of its 200-year span in 'Romancing Weld' (published by Trafford Publishing).

Monday, 14 September 2015 15:55

The Grand Audience Votes for Best Short Film

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The Grand Audience Votes for Best Short Film

ELLSWORTH- Filmgoers in Ellsworth will unite with audiences in over 300 cities spanning six continents to vote on the work of filmmakers from around the world when the '18th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival' returns to the screen at The Grand on Friday, September 25th at 7 pm. Ticket prices are General Admission seating and are $10 for Adults, $9 for Seniors/Students and $8 for Grand Members.

Monday, 14 September 2015 15:53

Maine Yoga Adventures

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TheYoung Yogis Adventureis for children (adults get to come along for free) who get to enjoy a day of outdoors explorations, theBorestone Mountain Weekend Adventureis simply a weekend packed with goodness at a gorgeous site, theFall Fandangois five hours of fun including a hike, yoga, dancing and yummy food & wine, and lastly, theMonhegan Island Overnight Adventureis the last possible time out to the island with everything open before the end of the season and we'll be hiking, practicing yoga, martial arts and birding.
Young Yogis Adventure
Join Maine Yoga Adventures on a family exploration journeying thru outdoor yoga practices, a nature hike, eating yummy food and enjoying a martial arts clinic with Geoffrey WingardParents get an opportunity to share the fun with their children, deciding how much or how little they'd like to participate.
Saturday, September 19, 11am - 4pm
Location: Orono, Maine
Cost: $55. Parents come along for free.Please go tomaineyogaadventures.comfor registration and more information orcall207-299-0082.
Borestone Mountain Weekend Adventure
Maine Yoga Adventures is heading to a gorgeous sanctuary for hiking, paddling, yoga practices, evening explorations, and healthy food. This adventure is designed so that you can choose your level of physical activity: take it up, bring it down or a bit of both.Borestone Mountain Sanctuary offers a spectacular array of natural features, including rare older forest and sweeping panoramic views.Simply bring your curiosity and love of nature; no experience necessary.
Friday, September 25, 1pm-Sunday, September 27, 1pm
Location: Borestone Mountain, Guilford, Maine
Cost: $300.Please go tomaineyogaadventures.comfor registration and more information orcall207-299-0082.
Fall Fandango
Join Maine Yoga Adventures for a fall foliage hike, dance lessons, gentle yoga, healthy food and wine!We'll travel along the Kenduskeag Stream trail for a nature exploration, enjoy salsa and tangodance lessons at Noh Way School, and close out the adventure with refreshments and more music and dancing. No partner or experience necessary.
Saturday, October 3,3 - 8pm
Location: Bangor, Maine
Cost: $70.Please go tomaineyogaadventures.comfor registration and more information orcall207-299-0082.
Monhegan Island Overnight Adventure
Come out to gorgeous Monhegan Island with Maine Yoga Adventures. We'll be enjoying yoga, hiking, birding, healthy food, evening explorations and even a martial arts clinic.Bruce Barker, expert birder, will help identify migratory birds and the locals (birds that is); he will also lead participants through a martial arts clinic. Absolutely no experience necessary. Accommodations will be at the spectacular Island Inn.
Sunday, October 11, 10:30am-Monday, October 12, 12:30pm
Cost: $275.Please go tomaineyogaadventures.comfor registration and more information orcall207-299-0082.
Monday, 14 September 2015 15:51

The life of LIFE photographer Kosti Ruohomaa

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SEARSPORT Many legends surround the Finish-American photographer Kosti Ruohomaa, and it is said his life was 'haunted.' Ruohomaa was an award-winning photo journalist who shot iconic portraits of working Americans which appeared in LIFE, National Geographic and other publications from 1940 to 1960, but Maine was always his favorite subject. Deanna S. Bonner-Ganter, curator of photography at the Maine State Museum, has studied Kosti Ruohomaa for 20 years and her biography of Ruohomaa will soon be published by Down East Books. On Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. she will give an illustrated talk Close to the Land & Close to the Sea: The Photography of Kosti Ruohomaa at Penobscot Marine Museum's Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery, 11 Church Street, Searsport, Maine. Tickets are $8, or $5 for Museum members and Searsport residents.

Close to the Land & Close to the Sea: The Photography of Kosti Ruohomaa is part of Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light, Penobscot Marine Museum's first major exhibition of historic photography. It includes four exhibits, a walk-in camera, a wall of selfies taken by museum visitors and an historic darkroom. The four exhibits, Through Her Lens: Women Photographers of Mid-Coast Maine, 1890-1920; Twenty Best; Evolution of the Photographic Snapshot: 1888-2015; and The Carters and the Lukes - Selections from the Red Boutilier Collection are filled with inter-active opportunities for visitors including life-sized photographic cut-outs with which visitors may photograph themselves, an online exhibit of visitor photographs and comments and QR codes and tablets providing access to audio clips of interviews, biographies, and commentary by historians, curators and professional photographers.

Monday, 14 September 2015 15:51

New board book highlights plight of little brown bats

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YARMOUTH - Islandport Press will release the board book 'A Little Brown Bat Story' this fall, the second in a series of four books being developed in partnership with Maine Audubon. The book will be launched on Oct. 3, at the 28th annual Apple Day at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm headquarters in Falmouth.

'A Little Brown Bat Story' is written by children's book author and editor Melissa Kim and illustrated by Maine artist Jada Fitch. The second book in the 'Wildlife on the Move' series, it tells the story of one bat who must find a safe place to spend the winter and avoid the fungus that is endangering little brown bats throughout the United States and Canada. The book follows the popular 'A Snowy Owl Story,' the first book in the series, which was released in February.

BANGOR As summer fades into fall, the Bangor Historical Society has added two Harvest Wine at Hill House dates to its calendar of events.

Sponsored by Russ Harrington from Better Homes and Gardens The Masiello Group, the fall events are scheduled for Sept. 24 and Oct. 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

ORONO The University of Maine Department of Art is accepting applications for the fall 2015 session of after-school art classes for area children in grades K8.

The ArtWorks! program provides children an opportunity to explore the world of art through hands-on experiences with a variety of visual media, as well as the history and viewing of art.

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 23:18

Sixth Annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show

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SCARBOROUGH - The Maine Crafts Guild turns 40 this year and hosts its 6th Annual Scarborough Fine Craft Show, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20 at Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road near Scarborough Beach State Park.

The Maine Crafts Guild was established in 1975 with the goal of bringing the finest professional craftspeople together with those who appreciate handmade products. Guild members have a commitment to excellence and a passion to create. Some focus on pushing the limits of their work, some on learning traditional methods from the elders of their craft, some are attracted to handwork because of the quality of life it engenders, while others are motivated to have a positive cultural impact.

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